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Language Academy
School Information:
7030 Nations Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Courier # 532
P: 980-343-5815 | F: 980-343-5854
Principal: Ynez Olshausen
LC: West Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-8
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Waddell Language Academy
Creating Bright Futures in Six Languages
School Announcements
Japanese Anime Night - April 24
4/11/2014Read full story
RAMpage for April 11
4/11/2014Read full story
Q&A for Rising 6th Grade Students
4/7/2014Read full story
NC School Report 2012-13 for Waddell Language Academy
1/28/2014Read full story
How to talk to your child about test scores
11/7/2013Read full story
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Current Calendar Events
Mar 13 - May 3Application period for 2nd lottery
Apr 23"Sabre Showcase" @South Meck H.S.
Apr 24Japanese Anime Night
Apr 24PTSA Meeting, 6pm
Apr 28 - 29Used Book Sale, Media Center
Apr 28Baseball/Soccer vs. Kennedy (AWAY)
Apr 30Baseball/Soccer vs. Eastway (HOME)
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Waddell Language Academy (formerly Smith Academy of International Languages) is a K-8 language immersion magnet located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We offer language immersion in Chinese, German, French, and Japanese for grades K through 8. We also offer Beginning Spanish in middle school. To discover more about language immersion and Waddell Language Academy, please explore our website or contact us.

Parents of Prospective Students: We welcome your inquiries, and we love to talk about our school. We cannot, however, accomodate impromptu visits. If you would like to talk to someone about the school, please call or email to schedule an appointment. Also, we do not give tours to individuals. Our group tours (also called open houses) are scheduled from November to February. To find out more about enrollment in CMS and magnet schools, please visit

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